Trigger Warning: Rant against the patriarchy

Do you ever just feel like screaming?  Do you think that 435 mostly white and mostly Christian men should decide when life begins?  Should 435 mostly white and mostly Christian men decide what constitutes a rape?  Should 435 mostly white and mostly Christian men, none of whom are medical physicians, decide whether or not a woman’s menses constitutes a miscarriage and whether or not that miscarriage constitutes a murder?

Would it make you more comfortable to hand these decisions over to 100 mostly white, mostly Christian men?  Or to nine mostly white, mostly Christian men?

Who do YOU think ought to determine when life begins, whether or not a person has been raped, and whether or not a mass of cells in various states of development has more political right to life than the woman or girl without whose body those cells would not survive?

Do you really believe that 50% of the population has lesser rights to sovereignty of the body than the other half?

Well, the GOP–or most of it–thinks so. They are male and female.  Most of them are Christian. Most of them are white.  Why should these people force their sexist, religious beliefs on the rest of us?

Doesn’t it make you want to scream?